Posts for tag: Skip Fish-Y Pedicures

By Dr Arden Smith
May 23, 2019
Category: Foot Care
                         fish-pedicure
By Dr. Arden Smith-Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
 
You've heard about salon pedicure fish soaks where the swimmers supposedly eat away dead skin from your soles. The truth is they carry skin cells from client to client. Just say no! Ovoid pedicure soaks if you have any foot/leg cuts, or sores and after a lower leg wax, or shave, which can create small undetectable nicks in the skin that create a portal of entry for bacteria. It's important since there is a rise in Staph infections called MRSA, [Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus] that are hard to treat and resistant to many antibiotics. While tubs should always be drained, cleaned, swabbed with disinfectant, and wiped between each customer, sometimes you can't tell. Salons that use disposable plastic footbath liners add a layer of reassurance. Anyone with compromised circulation, or nerve sensation to the feet should always skip the soak and cuticle part of a pedicure and just get a polish change.
 
If you have any question regarding the possibility of a foot infection, the expert doctors of Advanced Podiatry are always there for you.


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